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Waitomo District welcomes new Citizens

29 Nov 2018, 11:03 AM

A group of three people were welcomed as new citizens of New Zealand and the Waitomo District, on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Mayor Brian Hanna welcomed the group in the Council chambers in front of family and supporters. The citizens came from the Philippines and Fiji.

The new citizens were sworn in and awarded a citizenship certificate. A morning tea was held following the ceremony to mark the occasion. 

Mr Hanna says he enjoys being able to welcome new people. “It is great to help make this ‘the place you call home’. “We wish you all the best as you settle into the Waitomo District,” he says.

The formal ceremony is a very important step in the process of becoming a New Zealand citizen. 

Citizenship ceremony 29 November 2018

Photo: (from left) Mayor Brian Hanna welcomes new citizens Mrs Nur-in Abdulmajid Lee, Mrs Muni Swartika Mudaliar, and Mr Jestonie Mendoza Manalili.